Bertrand Ligier of Connaux in southern France

  • Year:

    late 2018 - number 71. Labelled, dated, numbered and signed by the maker on the label and under the spruce front.

  • Body:

    East Indian rosewood - best quality timber, quarter-sawn quality, straight-grained and attractive in colour. The simple, but very fine purfling lines are perfectly-executed and characteristic of French lutherie.
    All shellac french-polished to exceptionally high standard.
    Body length:- 488 mm.
    Top bout:- 283 mm wide & 98 mm deep.
    Waist:- 243 mm wide & 102 mm deep..
    Bottom bout:- 367 mm wide & 99 mm deep.

  • Front:

    European spruce - a truly superb silky top; very well quarter-sawn, with extensive showing of medullary rays. Carrying a rosette whose design and execution is nothing less than dazzling - another of the most impressive and fine-detailed that can be found anywhere. Rosewood bridge with bone-capped tie-block. Shellac french-polished to impeccable standard.

  • Tuners:

    Nicolo Alessi - style 11 with Hauser-shaped side-plates with black rollers and ebony buttons.

  • Scale:

    65cm with 19 frets on an ebony fingerboard.

  • Neck Width:

    52 mm at the nut with 42.5 mm string spacing.

  • Weight:

    1657 grams

  • Condition:

    New - All shellac french-polished to the highest possible standard.
    An extremely handsome and elegant instrument.

  • Comments:

    Here is a very fine instrument from Bertrand Ligier who is clearly a talented and determined maker, now with a 3-year waiting list that recognises the outstanding quality of his instruments. He is achieving a level of fine craftsmanship that many makers fail to achieve in a lifetime. With clear influences from Robert Bouchet, there are also design and aesthetic reminders of Dominique Field and Jean-Noël Rohé.
    The sound character of this guitar is similarly strong, clear, bright, focussed with good projection. With air resonance around G it possesses a warm, deep rounded sound. Immediately impressive, it has the energy of some modern construction instruments but with much greater facility for tone variety.
    An exceptional instrument and an opportunity to have one from a maker clearly going places. Waiting time and price are sure to elevate.

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  • Price:
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